Could this be the hottest week of the summer in Chicago so far? It sure looks that way.
The work week began hot and humid on Monday, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and heat index readings even higher. The region is in for a sticky evening, and with more sun than clouds, a low threat for rain in some parts. Any isolated storms that might pop up would be in the far southern counties.
Tuesday looks to be not quite as hot, with highs in the low to mid 80s, but still humid with scattered showers and storms in parts - particularly from I-88 south and east in northwest Indiana - as the remnants of Tropical Depression Barry move north and impact the Chicago area.
The rest of the week will bring building heat and humidity, with Wednesday's high temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s but feeling hotter for many. Thursday, Friday and Saturday could see highs in the mid to upper 90s, but with high humidity, heat index readings could reach 100 to 105 degrees, with a few locations feeling like 110 degrees.
Isolated storms are possible each of those days, and the area won't see much relief overnight as temperatures will fall only to the 70s but staying humid.
The Chicago area could see some relief Sunday, which looks to be partly sunny, not as hot with highs in the upper 80s but still humid with a chance of showers and storms.